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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

Ruppersberger Issues Statement on House Intelligence Committee’s New Leadership

Jan 9, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Immediate past Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued a statement on the selection of his successor, Congressman Adam Schiff. Congressman Ruppersberger’s term on the committee expired after 12 years, the longest of any member in the Committee’s history.

“I want to congratulate Congressman Adam Schiff as the new Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee. Through our work together on the Committee, I have come to respect Congressman Schiff’s grasp of complex technical issues and his commitment to giving our intelligence professionals the resources, authorities and capabilities they need to keep our country safe. 

Congressman Schiff is focused and I am confident that, under his leadership, the Committee will continue the rigorous oversight conducted over the past four years. I also know that he will continue to maintain the bipartisan cooperation necessary to do what is right for the Intelligence Community and the American people. I wish him the best of luck.”